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Welcome to the Institute for Globalization Studies (IGS), which, among other things, offers a new BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations (GLI). The first core course for the new major will be offered in Fall 2020. To declare the major in GLI, contact For information about the Institute or the degree, contact the Director of the IGS, Sophie Raynard-Leroy, or the Undergraduate Program Director, Andrea Fedi.

News & Announcements

As of Fall 2019, the IGS has a new Director, Sophie Raynard-Leroy, and a new Faculty Advisory Board. The mission of the IGS has been expanded to include a new degree in Globalization Studies and International Relations, as well as a series of research-focused events centered around the multifaceted issues of globalization and area studies. 

First GLI class to be offered in Fall 2020

Dr. Daniel Levy (Sociology) and Dr. Tracey Walters (Africana Studies) will be co-teaching the first core seminar of the Globalization Studies and International Relations Program, open to GLI majors/minors and to any student interested in Globalization.

GLI 211: Perspectives in Globalization Studies and International Relations

Introduces students to the major in Globalization Studies and International Relations through a wide ranging study of the ways in which globalization processes affect a wide variety of the different human groups and the planet they populate. It is structured according to the distinctive thematic guidelines that inform this Major and pays special attention to global flows, global inequalities, and the role of active citizenship in globalization. The aim is to study the local consequences of global events, cultural process, and socio-economic structures and vice-versa.


3 credits


  • Tue./Thu., 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM





DEADLINE EXTENDED! ( now taking abstracts through 21 February 2020)

May 28, 2020 at SUNY Albany

SUNY and Migration Policy-Making, sponsored by the SUNY Conversations in the Discipline program, will bring together scholarship on migration with expertise from inside and outside the academy on migration policy-making, building collaborative research possibilities, connecting SUNY researchers with policy opportunities, and training SUNY faculty how to better communicate
their knowledge to benefit the broader public.



REVOLUTION: Structure and Meaning in World History

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Room N405

arjomand flyer Said Amir Arjomand, Stony Brook University Distinguished Service Professor, presents Revolution, which illuminates the stories of premodern rebellions from the ancient world, as well as medieval European revolts and more recent events, up to the Arab Spring of 2011.

Co-sponsored by the History Department and the Institute for Globalization Studies. Reception to follow. Download the flyer.